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CIFAL Maghreb was established with the support of the Ministry of Interior and Local Governments of the Republic of Algeria with two key objectives; firstly to support and complement the existing training activities for local authorities by strengthening the trainer’s capacity to leverage new training practices, educational procedures and specific methodological components; and secondly to enhance the skills and professional performance of local actors to better respond to modern challenges related to the management of local public services.
CIFAL Shanghai delivers international and domestic training programmes in cooperation with various Ministries and local governments in China, aiming to promote international cooperation, learning, best practice exchange and investment in ICT-led projects.
CIFAL Philippines is hosted by the University of the Philippines (UP) serving as a hub for the Asia-Pacific region, leveraging UP's disciplinary strengths in areas such as public policy, migration and development.

The CIFAL jointly with the UP and its Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) aims to enhance data on Philippine migration and contribute to develop sound public policies.

It will also serve as a hub for capacity building on how to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the local level.
CIFAL Madrid was established in 2017 as a partnership between UNITAR and the Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE). CIFAL Madrid aims to benefit government officials and leaders around the world by delivering training that enhances the capacities of government officials and stakeholders on road safety. The CIFAL provides a range of learning opportunities on road safety management and to facilitate knowledge sharing between public servants and leaders from Spain, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
CIFAL Argentina was established in 2016 with the objective of contributing to develop and strengthen leadership and management capacities of government officials to better respond to development challenges, supporting actions at the international, national and local level to make the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda a reality.

CIFAL aims to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and best practices, to encourage cross-sectoral collaboration, and to contribute to advance sustainable development.
The International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in Malaga (CIFAL Málaga was established in 2018 with the vision of becoming a training center of reference for the entire Mediterranean, where local, regional and national leaders can acquire skills that allow them to advance sustainable development in their communities and, ultimately improve the quality of life of their citizens.

CIFAL Malaga's mission is to offer training opportunities and exchange of best practices, tools and strategies between local and regional authorities, international organizations, private sector and civil society; and to support local actors, improving their decision-making processes by increasing their leadership in the implementation of innovative solutions at the local level, having an impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.
CIFAL Dakar was established in January 2019 in collaboration with the Municipality of Dakar with the objective of strengthening the capacities of government authorities, private sector representatives and civil society leaders in the areas of urban governance and planning, capacity for Agenda 2030, and social Inclusion.
CIFAL Merida was created in 2012 as a partnership between UNITAR and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) aimed at developing capacities in Mexico and Central America on disaster risk management and tourism as a driver of economic development.

The city of Merida was selected to host the CIFAL Center due to its strategic location and expertise in disaster risk management, given the region's proclivity to hurricanes and weather-related disasters.

CIFAL Merida works to enhance the city’s expertise on disaster management and on how to minimize the impact of hurricanes. The centre also engages in facilitation of the exchange of best practices concerning tourism and how it can contribute to economic growth and sustainable development.
CIFAL Istanbul was established in 2019 in collaboration with Bahçeşehir University (BAU). The center’s mission is to advance and enhance capacity on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for public and private sector leaders, nongovernmental organization representatives, academics, local authorities, and students.